The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body. The intricate structure of the knee makes it susceptible to many different injuries and medical conditions. In the past, surgery and prescription drugs were commonly recommended to patients who were unable to find knee pain relief using traditional treatments. However, the providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine believe in relieving pain by restoring health and function to the body, rather than recommending these more aggressive approaches. It is for this reason that we offer knee decompression. Also known as traction, knee decompression is a cutting-edge, non-invasive option for decreasing knee pain while enhancing the recovery process. This modality has helped many patients find knee pain relief where other options have failed, making us a popular choice for knee decompression in Austin.
The knee traction machine gently moves back and forth to provide axial decompression of the joint space. This often provides immediate knee pain relief from bone-on-bone rubbing related to injuries or degenerative conditions like Osteoarthritis. Moreover, decompression allows the supporting structures to relax and recover. Often used in conjunction with laser therapy, knee decompression creates a more suitable healing environment by allowing the laser to penetrate into the joint. This modality has produced notable results for patients suffering from knee pain related to issues including OA, Tendinitis, sports injuries, and failed surgeries, to name a few.
There are no uncomfortable sensations during treatment, which usually lasts about 15 minutes per knee. Our providers typically recommend six sessions for acute knee pain and 12 sessions for chronic pain. Not yet covered by health insurance, knee decompression is available only at the self-pay rate. We offer discounted rates to those who pay for their entire treatment package upfront.
Q: What is knee decompression?
A: Knee decompression gently pulls open the joint space, providing relief from pain and inflammation related to many common knee issues.
Q: Does health insurance cover knee decompression in Austin?
A: Because health insurance doesn’t cover Knee Traction, we only offer this service at the self-pay rate.
Q: Is knee traction painful?
A: This modality generally causes no uncomfortable sensations during treatment and can produce immediate results for knee pain relief.
Q: How long do knee traction sessions last?
A: Knee traction sessions typically last around 15 minutes per knee, although more complex injuries sometimes require additional time.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.